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The Farmer's Wife Reviews

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 3, 2005
This early Hitchcock silent film (a comedy, no less) is probably only going to be of interest to Hitchcock enthusiasts, and even then they're going to have to be rabidly enthusiastic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
November 19, 2011
The only ordeal bigger than contemplating an empty household is trying to fill it in this fond comedy of humiliation
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 15, 2012
Enjoyable pastoral silent comedy of manners, that's more interesting as a curio than as one of the Master's better films.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Hitchcock disliked the film, but it offers an unusual glimpse of the master before he settled into thrillers. Matters of marriage were always much on Hitchcock's mind.
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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
March 25, 2006
It has been nicely directed with a keen eye for the sunlight and shadows over the winding country roads, and the indoor scenes are always correct as to furnishings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
November 12, 2012
Hitchcock's seventh (silent) feature is a charming, well acted rustic comedy
Full Review | Original Score: B

Film4
May 24, 2003
Despite the early plot give-away the film's robust caricatures and gentle humour keep things bowling along nicely.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Charming comedy of rural manners.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 20, 2012
Modern-day fans of his work will see many directorial flourishes that hint at the mastery he displays in later films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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